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Sheldon Richardson | Defensive Lineman | #91

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 294
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (13) / NYJ
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Jets DL Sheldon Richardson has avoided jail time for his July arrest on traffic and resisting arrest charges in St. Charles County, Mo.
Richardson was accused of driving up 143 miles per hour as he attempted to evade police, but has escaped with probation, a fine and community service. He's still subject to discipline under the league's personal-conduct policy, and will likely draw a suspension. Jan 26 - 3:44 PM

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Sheldon Richardson has started to play snaps at outside linebacker in the Jets' 3-4 front.

Richardson played 18 snaps at linebacker last week and has now played 125-of-533 snaps with his hand up this season. Richardson calls his new hybrid position the MPB7. "It's multi-purpose box seven," he said. "Any position you need me to play in the box seven, I can play." The Jets should exercise Richardson's fifth-year option this offseason, giving them control of the talented defender at a reasonable price for the next two seasons, but they will have to make the tough decision of who to pay on their defensive line with both Muhammad Wilkerson and Damon Harrison set to be free agents. Richardson has troubling off-field issues, but Harrison will likely be the odd man out.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 08:30:00 PM

Jets declared DE Sheldon Richardson, SS Dion Bailey, T Dakota Dozier, T Ben Ijalana, CB Dee Milliner, QB Bryce Petty and WR Kenbrell Thompkins inactive for Week 11 against the Texans.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Richardson (hamstring) was unlikely to play so his absence is hardly a surprise. Antonio Cromartie (quad), Eric Decker (knee), Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb), Nick Mangold (neck/hand), Brandon Marshall (toe/ankle), Dexter McDougie (hand/ankle), Bilal Powell (ankle), Calvin Pryor (ankle), Darrelle Revis (hip) and Buster Skrine (shoulder/hand) are all active.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson (hamstring) is not expected to play Sunday against the Texans.

Richardson didn't practice this week and was always a long shot to suit up against Houston. His absence should open up more work for Leger Douzable and Stephen Bowen at right end.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 09:10:00 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said DE Sheldon Richardson (hamstring, questionable) will be a game-time decision.

"I’ll see him warm up before the game and make a decision after that," Bowles said. Richardson did not practice at all this week, and no Jet has played this season after missing the entire week of practice. Richardson will likely sit.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice and is questionable for Week 11 against the Texans.

Richardson hasn't practiced all week. At best, he'll be a game-time decision. The Jets do have plenty of depth on their defensive line.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 01:19:00 PM

Sheldon Richardson (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday and will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Texans.

He didn't practice on Wednesday either. Richardson has played well since returning from his four-game suspension. He has 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble in five appearances.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 01:37:00 PM

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks reports Jets DE Sheldon Richardson could still be suspended this season.

The same is true of Raiders OLB Aldon Smith. Richardson was arrested on July 14 on a variety of serious traffic-related charges. Richardson, of course, was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy in a separate matter.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 04:29:00 PM

Jets activated DE Sheldon Richardson from the reserve/suspended list.

They waived reserve TE Wes Saxton to create roster room. Richardson will add even more juice to a Jets defensive line that was already amongst the most ferocious in the league. Still only 24 years old, Richardson was the 2013 Defensive Rookie of the Year and has 11.5 sacks through his first 24 NFL games.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 03:48:00 PM

Jets DL Sheldon Richardson's pre-trial hearing for traffic violations stemming from an alleged "high-speed road race" is scheduled for Monday.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the hearing will likely be continued for "about a month." Richardson is eligible to return from a four-game ban for a substance abuse violation this week. This incident will likely land Richardson another suspension, but it is unlikely to be handed down until after the matter is resolved. Richardson is expected to be in the lineup when the Jets return from their bye Week 6.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 09:31:00 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles expects suspended DL Sheldon Richardson to return following the team's Week 5 bye.

Richardson was already suspended for violating the substance-abuse policy when he was arrested on a variety of charges in early July. He's almost certainly facing an additional ban, but it's uncertain when it will be handed down.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Jets DL Sheldon Richardson pleaded not guilty on Monday to resisting arrest and other traffic charges.

A trial has been set for October 5. Richardson was arrested July 14 for his role in an alleged "high-speed road race." Already suspended the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Richardson will likely face another suspension once this matter is resolved.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 01:13:00 PM

Newsday reports the Jets "had no knowledge" of Sheldon Richardson's July 14 on resisting arrest and traffic charges before Thursday.

Already suspended for the season's first four games, it was an almost inconceivably-poor decision on Richardson's behalf not to inform the Jets of his arrest. Gang Green's backing of its player could be tepid, to put it mildly, for the foreseeable future. Richardson was "only" charged with resisting arrest and traffic violations, but his car also had a "very strong odor of marijuana" at the time of his arrest. He had a (legal) loaded gun. Richardson's current four-game ban is for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. It's safe to say he's going to miss more than four games this season.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 07:24:00 PM

The St Louis Post-Dispatch reports Jets DL Sheldon Richardson was arrested in Missouri earlier this month for resisting arrest and "various traffic violations."

Richardson was arrested on July 14 for his role in an "apparent high-speed road race." Driving as fast as 143 miles per hour, Richardson is accused of trying to elude an officer attempting to pull him over. All the while, he had two other men and a "12-year-old child" in the car. It's a concerning, embarrassing incident for a player who earned a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy just 12 days before his arrest. It's unclear if Richardson's latest issue will lead to further league discipline. Richardson is a budding star on the field, but has always been a bit of a knucklehead off of it.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 06:14:00 PM

Suspended Jets DL Sheldon Richardson will run with the second team in training camp.

The Jets want to get first-rounder Leonard Williams first-team reps as he prepares to fill in during Richardson's ban. Although the Jets are deeply disappointed in Richardson and Williams offers a readymade fill-in, Richardson will immediately resume near every-down duties upon his return. Richardson flashed All-Pro upside in 2014.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 05:21:00 PM

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